Birthday Sailing Surprise

Jess wouldn’t tell me what she had organized for my birthday – she simply instructed me to get on my bike and away we went, Jess leading the way to ‘who-knows-where’! We eventually ended up at Oceanside Harbor …

Sailing socks

Just in time for the drizzle, I made some new socks for Simon. I designed these myself which was so fun! I ran out of the blue yarn but instead of using a mismatched color like I would …

Ham General Class

Today I passed the test to upgrade my FCC Amateur Radio License from Technician class to General class. It was a pretty dense exam with such beautiful questions as: What is the simplest combination of stages that implement …

I’m on a Boat

We were planning on another cruise but we were still tired after last week, so instead Gabriel and I went and played on the boat at the dock and left mummy to her business. Check out the blue …

Catalina cruise

It was a beautiful day, the hopes were high … off we were on our adventure to Catalina Island on our trusty 28-foot sailboat, Island Side (courtesy of Fairwind Yacht Club)! The first of many cruises, anticipation had …

“Boat speed is zero”

We went out for a quick sail today so Jess could have a shot at the helm. All in all it was very fun. There were moments of joy and many moments of whining and crying. One highlight …

Redondo Marina lunch cruise

We wanted to try to actually ‘go somewhere’ on the boat, and decided that King Harbor, or more specifically Redondo Beach Marina would be a good place to start.

Daysail

I’d just been checked out on Fairwind’s Catalina 28, Island Side, and I was keen to share her with my family. So we planned for a quick daysail out to Santa Monica and back to see how Gabriel …

Birthday Sail (with a 2-week-old)

For my birthday, Gabriel and Jess came for a sail with me on one of Fairwind Yacht Club’s Capri 22s, Mea Ono. ¬†Gabriel was only two weeks old and we hadn’t been out much in the preceding couple …